Mike: Well, Grayson and I are here on the second floor. Our object is, we want to get a Cat 5 and a Coax, from the attic down into this outlet hole. Now, here’s what we know. We’ve got insulation in the wall. We’re working with that. The next thing we know up here, Grayson, is that going into this attic, we’re into that little spot where the roof line comes down to the eave of the house. Very hard to get into. Grayson: Awkward to get to, so are we going to drill up or drill down? Mike: Well, we need to drill up, because it will be almost impossible to get a drill to come down. Grayson: Thanks, because I’m the guy that’s going to be in the attic doing this and that will make my job a heck of a lot easier. I don’t have to work my head out here to the corner. Mike: Then, what we’ll do is when we get the hole drilled, we’ll feed one of these fiberglass rods up and pull the cable down. Grayson: I’ll just snag it. This is the theory. Mike: Now, one other thing that we need to find out about the wall is do a little exploratory. We used our fiberglass rod earlier, to discover that we had a fire block in this wall. that we had a fire block in this wall. Now, we need to pick the drill bit. We know from measuring on that fiberglass rod, about where that fire block is and we made a little mark there for ourselves. On that basis, I’m looking here with a two foot drill and a four foot extension, a little easier to work with, but our problem is, we’re only going to get this far in the wall. Grayson: Right. Mike: That means we’d have to pull it back out and put another extension on that thing. That’s difficult. We chose to go ahead and get a six foot extension. Now, there’s one other thing that we’re going to do here. We’re also going to measure to know when we’re probably going to clear that top header up there, Grayson. Grayson: Right. Because if we drill accidentally keep going through one of two things will happen will either go into outer space or we’ll be in a roof, one of the attic joists, in which case, either case, we want to stop. Mike: That’s right. Why don’t you mark that toward the bottom to compensate for the sheet rock up here? Grayson: The piece of tape says, if that tape disappears into the hole, we’re in trouble. We need to back out and try the other corner. Mike: Now, Grayson, if you’ll put the drill on the end of that. Grayson: Alright. Mike: I’ll start looking to get us in the hole here. The reason I want to go ahead and put this in the hole now, is that I’ve got to get this up and I’m going to choose a corner here. The reason I chose a corner is that, that allows me, now, it’s sticking on me. Grayson: Let me give you a hand here. Now, we’re just going to give it some short bursts in reverse. Mike: There we go. Look at there. Now, he puts that in reverse. Grayson: We’ll use the walking ability of these twist drills. That’s right now. I chose to get over into a corner Grayson because that way when I get ready to feed by fiberglass rod, I can find it, rather than just being anywhere in that wall. One other thing, Grayson, I’m going to give it a good shove as you can see through our x-ray wall here, I want to get that thing as vertical up there as I can. That way I get a really straight drill up, don’t I? Grayson: Parallel to the wall again, so we don’t hit daylight prematurely. Let’s give it a shot. Mike: Let her go. Okay, Grayson, we got through the first part. Grayson: Alright. Mike: Alright. Alright, I think we got it Grayson. Up the wall here. Find my spot. I believe I’ve gone through, hopefully I can get to my hole. Just have to work it a little bit. Grayson, I think I’ve gotten it up to the top. Can you see the tip yet? Grayson: Okay, I see it Mike. Okay Mike, pull it back down. Mike: Okay, there we are and we’ve got our cable from the attic down. Narrator: This technique is so common it’s worth demonstrating again. Don’t forget to mark the shaft with tape. It’s a one person job when you get the hang of handling eight feet of shaft with the drill on the end. First, with the drill in reverse, go right for the back corner. Walk the drill up to the cross brace. Pushing the shaft to force the bit flat against the wall before you start drilling. Notice the shaft is slipping in my drill chuck. This is a common problem, for me, anyway. Once through, the bend on the shaft will keep the bit in the corner. It’s easy to get the drill out, if you just give it short bursts in reverse. The point of the previous exercise is to get a pull-cord into the attic. Loop the cord through eight feet of fiberglass rod. Make sure there’s enough slack in the loop to allow either side of the cord to be pulled. Then push the rod in the same corner you previously drilled. The rod will follow the drill path. Pushing the rod hard enough against the roof, will sometimes bend the rod over, forming a nice gap between the cord and the pole to allow easy retrieval. The only difference, when there’s insulation, is that you need to push the bit through the insulation using short jabs in the back corner, and up as much as you can without running the drill. Once in the corner, the drill bit will work its way up without getting tangled.